Last week Friday I did a year in recap of what items in my whole closet that I wore the most and this week I wanted to see which Everlane items in my closet had the lowest cost per wear. I think it’s a good indication of what pieces from Everlane (my favorite brand) were really worth it. I did one last year for 2017 and you can see how much or how little that list has changed for this year (last year was just a guess since I didn’t have the Stylebook App yet). And this year I have the actual cost per wear!
1) Everlane Street Sandal (no longer sold): Reviewed here. This is my second pair of these shoes that I started wearing this year (you should have seen how beat up my first pair got! Those were included in last year’s lowest cost per wear Everlane post). And already this second pair is the lowest cost per wear Everlane item and also the only one under $1. I plan to wear them for another season so get ready to see the cost per wear on these go down to pennies!
2) Everlane Day Market Tote: Reviewed here and a 100 wears later post here. I already talked about them in last week’s most worn post and this was my number 1 most worn/used item. Seriously this tote is worth it!
3) The Ribbed Wool Cashmere Sweater (no longer sold): Reviewed here. This also appeared in last year’s post and also in this year’s most worn items post. I guess you can say this is my all-time favorite sweater from Everlane so it’s a shame they decided not to re-release it this past year.
4) The (original) Anorak (no longer sold): Reviewed here. Also on last year’s lowest cost per wear post since this is my go-to rain coat for almost 3 years running. This anorak is best for wet Cali winters where it’s actually not that cold since it’s quite a bit thinner than their City Anorak that they released a year later (late 2016). I love this rain jacket because it’s so lightweight and easy to pack into your bag, but it does it’s job perfectly. I usually layer sweaters underneath to keep warm.
5) Easy Chino (c/o Everlane): Reviewed here. Ah, my most favorite pair of pants from Everlane so of course it’s in my lowest cost per wear post. I wore them consistently since I got them in June (as a gift from Everlane so technically cost is $0 but I like to calculate it out as if I did purchase it). After multiple washings and dryings in the dryer, the edges of the elastic waistband are getting a bit worn-looking so I’ve started air drying them instead of putting them in the dryer (gotta make them last as long as possible!). But they’re starting to look like a favorite vintage pair of pants and I can’t wait to bust them out again post pregnancy!
6 and 7) Everlane's cotton two-pocket shirt: Reviewed here. This is one of the items I liked so much that I bought two of them and I guess I like them pretty much equally since they’re right next to each other in cost per wear. These are the perfect shirts to just throw over your outfit in the summer when you want to cover your arms from the sun but they don’t cling to you or make you hot. I wore them a lot when I was out and about or when driving. Plus the large pockets are handy when needing to stash something right away. Though I won’t be working the Airstream biz this coming year I can see them transitioning to the perfect breastfeeding top (button down but also cropped and boxy).
8) The Modern Utility Jacket: Reviewed here. This was my most worn jacket of 2018 because of its versatility and layerability. Also loved all the large pockets. I look forward to getting the cost per wear down even lower in 2019 (I foresee all those pockets being really handy for kid stuff).
9) The Cotton Long Sleeve Crew: Reviewed here. I originally loved this sweater so much that after my first purchase in 2017 (the pink one), I waited until 2018 to buy this second striped one. Well as you can see in the post, they actually changed their second run production to be a much bigger and looser of a sweater and I loved it even more. So it’s no surprise to see it on my list here.
11) Waffle Knit Cashmere Crew (from 2017): Reviewed here. I loved this sweater in 2017 and I loved it in 2018 so it’s no wonder I was able to get the cost per wear down fairly low (considering it’s cashmere and a $155 sweater). I loved it so much that I bought their oatmeal colored version of this for 2018 (and have already worn it 16 times this winter season).
12) The Polka Dot Shirt Dress: Reviewed here. This was my first time trying the fabric cupro (made sustainably from cotton by-product), and I love it. I wore this dress from the end of summer into fall and with some layering, it was the perfect transition dress. The cupro breathes but also keeps you warm. And it feels like silk without the wrinkling and high maintenance upkeep. I stopped wearing it just because with the growing baby bump, the front became a bit too short for my liking. But I can’t wait to throw this on post pregnancy!
And there you have it folks, my current lowest cost per wear Everlane items. I plan to continue to track this year after year and I’ll be able to see which favorites I keep wearing (and thus really lowering the cost per wear). What were some of your lowest cost per wear items in 2018?